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Faculty Profiles

Meet Our Chefs & Instructors

 

Our talented instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are one of the key ingredients in ICE’s unique recipe for an award-winning culinary and hospitality education.

Some have worked in America’s finest restaurants. Others have won James Beard Awards, opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses, or traveled the world working with hotels.

All of our faculty members bring an incredible range of skills into the classroom. With their extensive networks and experience, our instructors are respected experts in the industry. Beyond their impressive credentials, our chefs and management instructors share an unwavering dedication to their students and a deep commitment to teaching. Individual student attention, peerless education and generosity of spirit are the hallmarks of our faculty members.

Click through the profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

Barry Tonkinson is the director of culinary research at ICE.

Barry Tonkinson

Director of Culinary Research and Development
Rick Camac is the Dean of Restaurant and Hospitality Management at ICE.

Rick Camac

Dean, Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Sim Cass is the Dean of the Professional Bread Baking Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Sim Cass

Dean, Techniques of Artisan Bread Baking
Toba Garrett is the Dean of Professional Cake Decorating Program at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Toba Garrett

Dean, Art of Cake Decorating Program
Philipp Hering is the Lead Chef of the Special Events division at ICE.

Philipp Hering

Lead Chef-Instructor, Special Events
Chef Frank Proto is a chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education

Frank Proto

Director, Stewarding
Culinary Arts Chef Instructor
Richard Vayda is the Director of Wine Studies and a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Richard Vayda

Director, Wine & Beverage Studies
Jeff Yoskowitz is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Jeff Yoskowitz

Program Director, Pastry & Baking Arts
ICE Pastry and Baking Arts Chef Instructor, Carmine Arroyo.

Carmine Arroyo

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Brian Buckley is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Brian Buckley

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Andrew Catalano is an instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education

Andrew Catalano

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Katie Chamberlain is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Katie Chamberlain

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Eveline Chen is a Hospitality Management Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Eveline Chen

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Faith Drobbin is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Faith Drobbin

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Kate Edwards is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kate Edwards

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Michael Eisenberg is Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management

Michael Eisenberg

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Amy Falbaum is a Culinary Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education. Amy operates Amy Falbaum & Associates, a hospitality recruiting company.

Amy Falbaum

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Irma Gianni is an instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education

Irma Gianni

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Kathryn Gordon is the Co-Chair of the Center for Advanced Pastry Studies (CAPS) program and a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Kathryn Gordon

Co-Chair, CAPS program
Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Julia Heyer is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Julia Heyer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Dalia Jurgensen ICE Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor Bio

Dalia Jurgensen

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Vin Mccann is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Vin McCann

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Scott Mcmillen is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Scott McMillen

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Alex Orman is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.

Alex Orman

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Chad Pagano is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Chad Pagano

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
King Phojanakong is a culinary arts chef instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC.

King Phojanakong

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Gerri Sarnataro is a Pastry & Baking Arts Chef-Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Gerri Sarnataro

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Nancy Selzer

Nancy Selzer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Alan Someck is a Culinary & Restaurant Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Alan Someck

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Penny Stankiewicz is a Professional Cake Decorating Chef-Instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

Penny Stankiewicz

Chef-Instructor, Art of Cake Decorating
Elisa Strauss posing behind a cake that she baked and decorated

Elisa Strauss

Chef-Instructor, Art of Cake Decorating
Brittany Wineglass

Brittany Wineglass

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
ICE Restaurant and Culinary Management Instructor Stephen Zagor

Steve Zagor

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Karyn Tori Seltzer

Karyn Tori Seltzer

Instructor, Hospitality & Hotel Management
Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Chef James Briscione is Director of Culinary Research at culinary school in NYC

James Briscione

Former Director, Culinary Research
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